I could ...........
............ actually see him working out how to get the peanut butter out of the half-coconut shell ........ he hopped about, sizing it all up then something spooked him and off he flew. Grrrr!
Craftier magpie ......
We have a pair (I assume) of magpies that visit often and also a family (I think) of jackdaws ............. having said a family I think they brought their extended family with them this morning - I looked out of the bedroom window around 06.30 and there were at least ten in the cherry tree - could be something to do with the stale sausage rolls I cut up and put out after dark last night - not a trace of them this morning!!!
Smile for the Day:
Mick, from Ireland, appeared on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and towards the end of the program had already won 500,000 pounds.
"You've done very well so far," said Chris Tarrant, the show's presenter, "but for a million pounds you've only got one life-line left, phone a friend. Everything is riding on this question. Will you go for it?"
"Sure," said Mick. "I'll have a go!"
"Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?
"I haven't got a clue." said Mick, ''So I'll use my last lifeline and phone my friend Paddy back home in Ireland .."
Mick called up his mate and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.
"Fookin hell, Mick!" cried Paddy. "Dat's simple, it's a cuckoo."
"Are you sure?"
"I'm fookin sure."
Mick hung up the phone and told Chris, "I'll go with cuckoo as my answer."
"Is that your final answer?" asked Chris.
"Dat it is."
There was a long, long pause and then the presenter screamed, "Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick, you've won 1 million pounds!"
The next night, Mick went round to Paddy's to buy him a drink.
"Tell me, Paddy? How in Heaven's name did you know it was da cuckoo that doesn't build its own nest?"
"Because he lives in a fookin clock ya eejit!"
~ Anni ~